A 68-year-old Idaho man named Russell Miller was arrested Tuesday night for punching a teenager who refused to turn off his iPhone on an airplane, reports the “Daily Mail” (http://macte.ch/yO5IS).
Witnesses said a 15-year-old boy completely ignored the routine instructions for passengers to switch off cell phones and electronic items. Miller, was enraged by the teen’s rudeness and lashed out, says the “Daily Mail.”
‘He punched him so hard there was a mark on the teen’s arm. That gave us probable cause to believe the reports from the other passengers,’ said Lieutenant Kent Lipple, of Boise Police.
After the fight, the pilot radioed the air traffic control tower in Boise and requested police officers to meet the plane when it landed late Tuesday night. Miller was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and was booked into Ada County jail.